Thursday December 17 2015
Buffon, Messi, CR7 for 'Best Player'

Gianluigi Buffon is a candidate alongside Leo Messi and Cristiano Ronaldo for the Globe Soccer Award as the year's best player.

The fifth edition of the awards by the European Association of Players' Agents and the European Club Association will be delivered in a gala dinner on December 27.

The legendary Italian goalkeeper will be up against the Barcelona and Real Madrid aces for the title of Best Player.

Italy will also be represented by Antonio Conte, who is a candidate for the Best Coach award against Marc Wilmots and Luis Enrique, and Giovanni Branchini, who will be hoping to beat Jorge Mendes for Best Agent. Juventus too are eligible as Best Team.